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retain on the Corner of the Public Square, Ofire IV- Granite Kj --.jTyATES, Editor and Proprietor. CHARL O TTE, N. C. December 22, 1870. To our Patrons. rv previous announcement the most of our 1,'is are aware that the Democrat Office, together P ,' Mil ur lMMks and papers, were consumed by tt' 1 the 17th of November last. From that time the present we have devoted every hour that wc !". i- awake to the duty of resuming the publication f the Democrat. Although we have lost several ,,,,,-in-l dollars, we can truly say that we did not t'IM . .... ,1 !, r o much about thai as we iia. i. r:'r'nM patrons and friends of the paper for w v laid already paid and to which they wen ere en- ' . .... 1-0, ,,f VnrMiilier wi have bought in ,'w York a new Office out and out, have put it up 'nil it is now in running order. The Press had to ""'writ- after we got to New York, or we would ;. !,.,! before the lire. Our subscription list if. far from correct. There aiv many persons to whom we ought to send the .,;,;er, but have not been furnished with names or , Liles. We had a large list, and we have put on the , w books all we could remember, but we fear la.uiv will be displeased and dissatistied ; but wc n.-tiirv ail tiiat we have done the best we could. U'c Irive many names witluv.it date of coinnienee ,, ,, t i.r amount paid, and also the names of some t:,:t; we know were in arrears. In all such cases we ,;,!;( a X on their papers, and hope they will come f.,rwar.l and .settle arrearages or state what we owe taelil. m3 i i r in. - Ot a A ri'KA itAM'K. We have b"cn engaged in j.ririMn'4 newspapers about 550 ye.irs, and we don't t.iink ao v prettier, neater and cleaner sheet was ever ,:inte 1 than the one we issue this week. We pur cli.vil the type and material of every description fiuin Fanner. Little & C o. ox .M'W i one, one oi me l.ugi-st establishments i:i the world. To Mr Little, i 1 . T . . . -l 41 I... . . . 1 !i nielilli'T oi tile n i ill, v i- mm o man km uii )i oiiijii iy lil I i ti ir our orders and expediting the shipment of material. The paper we use was made at Tiddy & Bros' Mil', in Lincoln county. It- is first rate, and does ireilil to the skill and energy of the "Tiddy boys" who are so well known in this community as "work ing, business men." a- t Thanks. To the proprietors of the Observer Office, Messrs. Smith, Watson ic McLaughlin, we tender thanks fur mechanical assistance in getting our new Office muter way, and to Mr .las. H. Smith particularly for his personal assistance in various ways. Also to Mr Zimmerman, Marshal Fr.izler, and the workmen lit Mr John Wilkes' Foundry, and to Mr Josiah Abnrv and his workmen, for promptly doing the wood and iron work which we lweded. We tender our acknowledgments to our brother Editors in this State for the kind and complimen- j tarv maimer in which they have spoken of us and our paper since our loss by lire. We appreciate their notices, as well as the many kind messages h'-nt us bv letter and vcrballv from old patrons and ...." . i:ii.. 1 ... .1 .. Iiie.xl. i-roni 1 1 le lime ve weiea in tic oov i me , i-Miit we have never rorgotien any Kind worn I s;ii.v( n d lis or kind act done us. Tii;-. Nkws. We have been so much engaged during .lie past month in getting the material ar ruu'e.l for our new Office that we have been unable 1. keep up with tii" news of the d ly or give a de t iih'-I aeeo'int of the action of Congress or of our Stat,- Legislature. Hen-after we will keep our fi..i.l.f-. i.iiml i,.!- iwtwitjwl im tMililir ivi t ti'i'y :md fnr- I'.mi I1 li'll'lll jnf.Tiv i in 'u.'ii.. ., ------- - " - nisii the usual variety of reading matter. The Trial of W. V. Ilea. ' The trial of W. W. lira of this county, on the charge of killing his wife about two years ago, was commenced at Concord, Cal'arrus County, on 7th of Dee., and continued until the 20th. lea was defended by J. II. Wilson, Z. B. Vancp, (' Dowd, J E Brown and It B.irringer. The prose citors were W. P. liyniun, Solicitor, and lion. X. Hoyden. After a tedious examination of witnesses for nine 'ays, the Jury was addressed by Messrs Vance, Wilson, nvnum and Boyden for two days. The de fence aimed to establish the insanity of the prisoner. The Jury took the case on Tuesday evening last, and on Wednesday evening rendered a verdict that Ilea was insane and recommended his confinement ill the Asylum. Our new U. S. Senator. We presume our readers know by this time that Gov. Vance was elec ted U. S. Senator by our Legis lature on the !)th of November. The Democrat was the first paper in the State to recommend Gov. Vance for that position, which was done on the Kith of A u "list last in a communication written bv John L Hrown, Es j. We are pleased and gratified at his 1 election. Congress must admit him or acknowledge that it is opposed to recogni.ing the hou e of the great majority of the people of the State, lie will discharge his'duty as a citizen of the U.iited States in a fair and patriotic manner. I?" We learn that during the la'e revival in l'alcigh. Gov. Holdcn professed religion and joined the Baptist Church. tir Xo North Carolinian or Southern man ought to go to New York without calling on E. J. Hale & Son, IT Murray Street, Book-sellers and Stationers. They w ill be remembered as the old publishers of the Fayetteville Observer at Fayetteville, N. C. Gen. Sherman destroyed by fire, in ISoo, about $10,000, gold value, of their property at Fayetteville. hince then the elder and junior Hales have been cu-h g iire 1 in the Book trade in New York, and thev v.rtainly deserve a call from So:itherndealers and i merchants. At their office on Murray street North j Carolinians will always find a variety of North I urolina newspapers. Fihst National Bank ok Chakuitte. By r-otiee in our advertising columns it will be seen that this Bank has declared a semi-annual dividend ' of tive per cent, free from taxation. j The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders will be ! nvuion me luth ot January. j i'i a. C2T As we lost our regular rile of the Democrat, we will hereafter call upon our friends to furnish us such papers as we may need. If anv one has a hie of the Democrat from 1852 to the Fall of 1SGU we would like to have it LS?" T o Mr George King, operator, we tender taanks for telegraphic news items. 3" We tender thanks to It. P. Waring, Esq., for Legislative documents. We will resume our old publication day (Monday) on .Tanuarv 2d. We hope those indebted to us will call and settle JJtlt three or lour Imvp ilnnn rtf sinen advnnt...r r.l 1 ,li,l5,J "ones man wui WKe w antaKO of thv- loss of books u.n.l ueeouuts. rue nre. . . 1 .. .... 1 . ..... ,., lM-en able to publish tins paper a wick earner. nriM" the past month we have worked day and vht to republish the Democrat as early as possible. VY h ive aimed to five the same style to the paper Let ths Record furnish the Proof. We are not fond of controversy, and have never engaged in it for any other purpose than to maintain what we thought was right and defend our course as a publie journalist. The Editor of the Southern Home, Gen. D. II. Hill, made a remark in his paper of the 22d of No vember, which wc do not think we ought to permit to pass unnoticed. In a notice of the fire which consumed our Printing Office we find this paragraph: "We are sorry to add that the Democrat office with its books, type and material was entirely des troyed. While we differed politically in toto from this piper and Jtad hardly an opinion in common on Xa t'unal or State affairs, still it gives us pleasure to say that it was always full of interesting local items and instructive miscellaneous matter. Above all, it has been a moral paper that a mother might safely put into the hands of sons and daughters." The portion of the above to which we deem it our duty to reply we have put in italic, and we say in advance that we will try to avoid any offensive or unjust remark. We prefer to be at peace with all mankind, but more especially with our neighbors and brother Editors. If the Editor of the "Southern Home" is unwilling to take back the remark that he "differed politically in toto" from the "Democrat " and acknowledge that he is wrong, he must admit that he is not a Con- iterratice, no matter what his professions may be. Now let us appeal to the record to see who is right. Remember that the Southern Home says it differs politically in toto from the Democrat. 1st. The Platform of the Conservative party in the political campaign of last Summer was the Ad dress issued by the Conservative members of the Legislature. In the Democrat of April 5th, 1870, we published that Address and fully endorsed it We had previously advised the Conservative party to accept the situation by recognizing the Recon struction Acts of Congress as a fiiudity ; and as a member of the Committee of 14 to draft resolutions in the Democratic-Conservative Convention which met in Raleigh in 1868, we offered resolutions recog nizing negro suffrage because we felt confident that the Conservative party could not avoid it and that the party at some time would be obliged to do so to carry the State. Gov. Bragg, the Chairman of that Committee, can bear testimony to the truth of this assertion. The Conservative Address of March, 1870, f ul ly endorsed our views. When we published the Addre.s we made this remark: " Our ideas of moderation ancl true conservatism iiyainst violence and radicalism ot every sort, liuve been endorsed by a Dcmociiiiiu Committee ot tlie iStale eieiiiiie in their Report on the Convention question and by the Democratic-Conservative members ot the 1-eibiature in their late Address to the people of the State." If the "Southern Home" differed from us in toto then it differed with the Conservative Address and the Conservative party. 2d. Judge Shipp was the Conservative candidate for Attorney General at the late election. We sup ported him cordially, and when he was nominated made the following announcement : "The State Executive Committee of the Conservative panv assembled in Raieign on Wednesday last, and noniiuaieJ lion. Wm. iU. ohipp of ilocitleiibiirsf, us a candidate lor Attorney General. J uUirehipp wiil make a jfood otlicer, and we are gratiiied at his luuiiiuuiioii." Again we say if the Southern Home differed from us i t toto then it was opposed to Judge Shipp. 31. We were tii; first in the State to publish Judge Shipp's letter of acc eptance and Address to the peo ple of N. C. The Judge voluntarily gave us the original manuscripts, and we published tuc Address in t.ie Democrat ot July otn, and endorsed it as follows: "Juno:: Shipp's Addhess. "We publish to-day the Address of Judjre iSliipp, tae Conservative candidate lor Aitornev General, to the people of Morfii Carolina. Our ! reader know thai we are not in the liabit ot highly eulo- iz;1K(::,mi;ti.l!Wf,ir ..nice or fuiJy eiidoiiuy political naaiussi;: Imt in iwml to Juao Mnpp s Audi ess we do nor iie.dtate to ua press the opinion that it is a most ulLidia'.le proC.iietiou ; one that must command the re spect and utieiiiioii oi' political opponents as well as friends. It is moderate ajid conciliatory in tone, and tre.tlilul and lair in statement just such a production as in i til be expected irom a gentleman like Juilge Shipp. It helioses in no inuictive temper, enunciates none of the low party epithets and uiiuilieums ag-aint political opponents wuieii are so commonly useu by littie-liearted politicians mid inexperienced ami iiapriiucnt newspaper publishers. Alter leadim? the Address we can say that we support Jude Shipp more cheerfully than we have any candidate since the ciose of the war. It moderate, prudent men like him hud been nominated unu put in oliiee loin? ago. wc- siifiuid now have more peace and better ic-cniiy p.e vaiiinr in this iSuue." Notwithstanding this, the Southern Home says it has did'ered from us in toto. We are astonished, as we know all our readers are, at such an assertion by a paper claiming to be conservative. If it differed from us in toto, are we not justiiied in saying it dif fered from the conservative sentiments of that Ad dress. We hope Gen. Hill now sees the necessity and importance of withdrawing his imprudent re mark. We think he ought to take it back, and be more can fid hereafter. Again, in the Democrat of Aug. 2d, we said : "Jude Shipp, our candidate for Attorney General, and Hon. T". K. MiOber, lor t engross, ou;ihl to receive a larjro majority m this lilstrict. 'li-.ey are outn Conser ving cs in ictdity i.hd ueserve a hearty support." And yet tiie Southern Home says it has differed from us in toto. If so, it differed from Mr Shobcr as well as Judge Shipp. In the Democrat of October 18th, we published the following: "Gov. Giiaham's Sentiments. Within the ra.t few weeks Gov. Graham has written two or three letters in response to invitations to attend Conservative jubilee meetings. We have read his it tiers carefully, and are pleased with their tone ami the soon uisie wilii w men thev abound. In efforts to inaugurate reform lu our Stai" Government, we can heartily co-operate with Gov. Grah...n and cordially endorse his views so moderately, decently and gentlemanly expressed." Any one can see that we distinctly indorsed and I approved Gov. Graham's sentiments, but as Gen. iiill says he differs from us in toto he must confess I that he does not endorse such conservative senti i mcnts as Gov. Graham uttered, or he must withdraw ! h: ; hasty and imprudent remark. j r.sh. We supported the Mecklenburg County con- ; servative nominees for the Legislature and county ! oflices, and kept the whole conservative ticket at j the head of our columns. We preferred Gov. Vance for the State Senate and helped to secure his nomi- i na'.ion, but after he declined, and Col. Jones was I nominated, we spoke of him as follows : ! "Col. Jones is now the candidate in place of Gov. Vance, and is entitled to the support of the Conserva I ti-. of cminfir without regard to former prefer ences. We place Ids name anions the list of candidates at the head of our columns." But the Southern Home says it differed from us in toto and had hardly an opinion in common on Na tional or State affairs!! Certainly Gen. Hill made the remark without due consideration, and we ex pect him to acknowledge his error; and with the expectation that he will do so, we have aimed to use respectful and moderate language in reply to what we considered an unjust and unfair iiutin ua tion against us. We have extended this article further than we desired, but we felt it our duty to show by published evidence that any insinuation that we were not a strict Conservative was not only unjust but false. Such insinuations or declarations originate either in ignorance or jealousy or malice. We have voted for cverv conservative nominee tor a &uue or Voani office, and we defy any one to show the contrary. We think we ought to make a short allusion to another matter and then we have done. The Editor of the Southern Home, in his paper of the loth of November, says : "When Kirk and his brigands, were mobbing, in sulting, outraging, imprisoning, torturing and hang ing the best citizens of North Carolina, Mr Jm.J. Yates did not denounce these great crimes." Now let, us sec if tjns is true or not, and if we show that it is not true we think Gen. Hill ought to j retract In the Democrat of Aug. Cth, we wrote as j follows: "ITNi.Awm. Arrest. We learn from the Raleigh Sentinel that the Editor of that paper was arrested by the military on Thursday hist s.t Hillsboro. We de nounce sucfi arrests as unlawful and In violation of the rights of a free citizen." In view of the above emphatic denunciation of ours of unlawful arrests, what do our readers think of the assertion of the Southern Home ? We could make several other quotations from the Democrat to show that Gen. Hill either did not understand what he was talking about or that he intended to misrepresent us. We leave it for him to explain. The fact Is, we were about the first in the State to denounce the arrest of Mr Turner and other citizens. We know we did so before the Southern Home, if it ever did. Now we respectfully suggest that if Gen, Hill has claimed to publish the only confrvative paper in Charlotte, he reconsider the matter and abandon the claim at as early a day as he pleases. In the mean time we tender the General, as well as all our con temporaries, the compliments of the season. 1 1 1 : The Impeachment Matter. From the proceedings of the Legislature of last week, in the House, w e extract the following in regard to the proposition to impeach Gov. Holden : The Judiciary Committee to whom was referred on the 9.th of December the following resolution, namely : "Ilesolced, That William W. Holden, Governor of North Carolina, be impeached of high crimes and misdemeanors in office ;" have considered the same and submit the fol lowing report : That William W. Holden, Governor of North Carolina, unmindful of his oath of office, did in July last, organize, arm and equip, a military force, not recognized by and in subversion of the Constitution of the State of North Carolina ; which military force so unlawfully organized, was not kept under subor dination to and governed by the civil power, but was by order of the said W liiiam W. lloiden, uov ernor as aforesaid, made paramount to and subser vient of the civil autkorit-. That the said William W. Holden, Governor as aforesaid, did in the months of July and August last, without lawful warrant and authority, and in defiance and subversion of the Constitution, arrest and imprison many of the peaceable and law-abiding citizens of the State, depriving them of their liber ties and privileges, and did cause certain oi said citi zens so unlawfully arrested and imprisoned to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishments. Toe said William W. Holden, Governor aforesaid, denied to citizens, unlawfully restrained of their liberty by his authority, all remedy in the lawful ness thereof; and in defiance of the Constitution, the laws, the process of the courts, suspended the privileges of the writ of Jiabea corpnx, claiming that he was Governor by "supreme law," whereby he could suspend the privileges of the said writ, when in his opinion the safety of the State required it. In view of the matters herein set fortu, combining historical facts, with statements contained in public documents, and the records of the Public Depart ments and the Courts, the undersigned, members of the committee, who are a majority thereof, are of the opinion, that William Holden, Governor of the State of North Carolina, be impeached of high crimes anil misdemeanors. They, therefore, recom mend to the House the adoption of the resolution, T. Spakkow, G. W. Buoadfoot, Lt;e M. McAfee, S. A. Asiie, J. I). Stanfokd, II. T. Jordan, It. P. Waring, W. P. Weix-ii, D. Settle, G. II. Gregory, J. W. Dunham, J. G. Scott, F. N. Strvdwick, C. M. T. McC ALLEY, T. D. Johnson. This report was adopted by the House by a vote of GO to 4 17 members not voting. Pending the trial of the Governor before the Sen ate, Lieut. Governor Caldwell will discharge the duties of Governor of North Carolina. The Com mittee to prepare articles of impeachment, is as follows: Dunham, Scott, Waring, Broadfoot, Mc Afee, Jordan and Gregory. The House elected Messrs. Sparrow, Gregory, Dunham, Welch, Johnston of Buncombe, Scott and Broadfoot to constitute the committee of seven to conduct impeachment at the bar of the Senate. This committee is authorized to employ seven law yers to assist in the trial. Gov. Holden surrendered his office to Lieut-Gov. Caldwell, speaker of the Senate, on Tuesday last at 12 o'clock. The Convention Question. A bill has been introduced into the Legislature for the purpose of calling a Convention to amend the State Constitution. It is proposed to submit the question whether the Convention shall be held or not to the people on the sixteenth day of February, at which time delegates will also be voted for. A correspondent of the Wilmington Journal gives the following synopsis of the Bill : "The bill provides for a new registration of the voters in all the counties of the State ; that the Convention shall consist of one huudred and twenty delegates, and each county shall be entitled to the same number of delegates, as members of the House of Representative under the present apportionment; that the mileage and jer diem of the delegates shall be the same as that of members of the present Gen eral Assembly. The bill restricts the Convention as follows : Tne Convention shall have no power or authority whatever to offer or propose any amend ment or "alteration of, or in anywise interfere with, jepcal or modify the homestead and personal pro perty exemptions as provided for in article ten of the Constitution of the State; nor shall it in any way inteferc with, modify, repeal, or do any other act" to restrict or impair the rights, privileges, or im munities of any person in the State on account of his race, color, or previous condition, which is now guaranteed to him by virtue of the loth Amend ment to the Constitution of the United States; nor hall it propose any amendment to the Constitution of a the btate m anyway impairing or lesiiituns hrhts. nrivilesres or immunities: nor shall said Con vention pass an ordinance or propose any amend ment to the Constitution of this State, which shall r in anywise provide for payment by the State to the bite slaveholders of the State, or any other person, for the loss sustaiued by them by reason of the eman cipation of said slaves ; nor shall it pass any ordi nance or offer any amendment which shall in anywise provide for payment of any debt or debts contracted in aid of the late civil war ; nor shall it pass any or dinance or offer any amendment which shall in any wise provide for the infliction of whipping, branding or cropping for criminal offences ; nor shall it have power to aliolish the present system of public instruc tion, but to make such necessary alterations to the system as it may deem necessary and proper, nor shall it be allowed'to pass any ordinance or ordinances legislative in their character, except such as are neces sary to submit the Constitution as amended to the people of the State for their ratification or. rejection; nor shall it have power to modify or repeal that clause in the present Constitution which provides for a mechanics and laborers lien law. I have been thus particular in giving the leading features of this bill that our readers may Utter understand the debates and legislation attending the question, and because I am assured, that this bill will pass without important amendments. 2T A friend in Alabama writes us to inquire if there is a chance here to hire field hands to go to Alabama to work. AVe reply that we think not j -t woal(l a hard nnftter to get hands about here to agree to go off. The Skntixel. The Raleigh Sentinel has been considerably enlarged and improv ed, and nw presents an appearenee equal to any paper in the South. The census shows that North Carolina has gaiued T0,C05 inhabitants during the last fen years, and now has a population of , 1,072,000 The late Mecklenburg Fair Although it is late to publish the List of Pre miums awarded, yet we do so this week, as many of our readers have expressed a desire to see a corrected list The Fair was a grand success and met more than the expectations of its most sanguine friends. We tender thanks to J. B. Watson & Co. of Salis bury, for the Broom which tojk the premium, and also to Mr. John Hutchison of Newbern, for the premium cedar Backet. The Cane Seat Chairs made by Jas. II. Marsh of Lincolnton, were fine and substantial. There were many articles on exhibition which we would have noticed if our Office had been in opera tion at the time, but is rather too late now. Those who live until the next Annual Fair may expect a bis time. Wil Char. & Ruth. Railroad. The following Bill passed both Houses of the Legislature and Is now a law. There were only four votes in the Senate against it : Whereas, By an act of the General Assembly, entitled ''An act to amend the Charter of the Wil mington, Charlotte and ltutherford .Railroad Com pany, to provide for the completion of said road, and to secure to the State a representation in said Company, ratified the 29th day of January, 18G9," the Public Treasurer of the State is directed to sub scribe in behalf of the State, four millions of dollai to the cr.pital stock of said road, and provision is made in said act for the issue of Bonds of the State for the payment of such subscription on the part of the State, and it is further provided in said act, that by virtue of such subscription on the part of the State and the issue of bonds aforesaid, the Governor of the btate is authorized to appoint seven of the xucviuia ii .villi vviiipnj' , uuu, mira, iijf auu I entitled "An Act to repeal certain acts passed at the Session of 1808 and 1809, making appropriations to railroad companies, ratified the 8th day of March, 1870," it is declared "That all acts passed at the last Sef .ion of this Legislature, making appropriations to railroad companies, be and the same are hereby repealed, that all bonds of the State which have been issued under the said acts, now in the hands of any President or other officer of the Coron ation, be immediately returned to the Treasurer." Sec. 1. Now, therefore, the General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, and it is hereby declared to be a proper construction and the true intent and meaning of the Act of the General Assembly, rati fied the bth day of March, 1870, herein before refer red to, that all power and authority vested in the Governor, to appoint Directors, by virtue of the provisions of tue act of the General Assembly, rati fied tlie 2ith day of January, 1809, herein before re ferred to, became void and ceased to exist, imme diately upon the ratification of said act of the 8th day of March, 1870. Sec. 2. That the power of the Governor to ap point Directors in said Wilmington, Charlotte and ltutherford llailroad Co. having so ceased as afore said, it shall be the duty of Wm. Sloan, and others claiming to act as Directors, by virtue of such ap pointment from the Governor, and they are hereby required, to account with, and immediately to trans fer all books and papers, money, chosen in action, and property and effects of every description of said Company now in their hands, to the President and Directors elected by the stockholders at their last, regular annual meeting held m the Cityot W llining ton on the twentieth (20th) day of October, 1870. Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That a refusal or failure to account or to transfer the books and pro perty of the Company, as directed by the preceding section, shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and the offenders, upon conviction in any Superior Court of the State, shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the Court. Sec. 4. That nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to affect any other right or interest the State may have in the said Company, or any claim against the same. Pioruled, That this Act shall not prevent the General Assembly of North Carolina from hereafter providing for the representation of the interests whatever they may be of the State in this corpora tion; and that no sale or other disposition oi ner interests shall be valid without the consent of the General Assembly of North Carolina. Skc. 5. That tiiis Act shall bo in force from and after its ratification. Advertisements. We direct attention to the advertisements of our patrons re-inserted since the burning-out of the Democrat Office ; and also to the new advertise ments in this issue: Picture Gallery J S Broa da way. Fire Insurance Young fc Cochrane. Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary D I Dreher.Prine'l. Dwelling and Land for Sale--W R Sears. Bingham School at Mebaneville, N. C. Catawba High School at Newton, N. C. Shell Lime llymans fc Dancy, Norfolk, Va. Chair Manufactory Jas II Marsh, Lincolnton. Trinity College B Craven, President. Through Tickets to Wilmington over W, C & R R R, Dividend of First National Bank of Charlotte. N. C. College, Mt. Pleasant llev L A Bikle, Prcs't. Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the First National Bank of Charlotte. Fertilizers ifc Lubricating Oil Burroughs & Springs. Oysters and Fish John Iiigler. Letters Patent for colored female school in Cabarrus. Aj er's Sarsaparilla For sale by ail Druggists. Medical Cards Dr R Gibbon. Dr J P McCombs. Dr J M Miller. Dr E C Alexander. " Dr E II Green. Dental Cards Dr W II Hoffman. " Alexander & Bland. Drug Stores Smith & Hammond. " Dr F Scarr. Dr J II Me Aden. " " Drs Kilixore & Curcton. " " Wilson & Black. Tin Ware, Stoves, ifcc D H Byerly. " " Geo P Daougherty. " " Gaston fc Moore. Hotels W M Matthews & Son. HC Eccles. Watchmakers and Jewelers John T Butler. " " Edwin Glover. " " A Hales. Gun and Lock-Smiths D Snyder ifc Son. " " " F Kuester. Confectioneries and Groceries A R Nisbct Bro. " " " Charles Skinner. " " 1) 31 Rigler. ' " " Nisbct ifc Trant. " " Nimmoifc Boatright Banking Houses 1st National Bank. Tate & Dewey. Booksellers and Stationers Tid'dy fc Bro. " " " John W Gunne'.ls. Boot and Shoe Dealers S B Mcacham. . " " S P Smith it Co. Millinery Good Mrs C I Query. " " Miss Betsy Williams. Saddles ifc Harness Osborne & Schitf. Agricultural Implements Cook ifc Ellyson. Furniture Dealers Morris & Davidson. Commission Merchants.! Y Bryce & Co. Ecck 3c Gaither. Tailors and Gents' Goods Phillips & TrezcvanL " " " " John Vogel. Improved Cotton Press Josiah Asbury, Agent China, Glass-Ware, &c James Harty. New Piow Elam M Query. Sausage Mar ufactory M B Hechler, Richmond, a. Queen's Del ight Fisher .& Ileinitsh, Columbia, S. C. Insurance Agents Burroughs ifc Springs. E Nye Hutchison. " " Young & Cochrane. Grocery Dealers Stenhouse, Macaniay ifc Co. Gregory & Williamson R M Miller fc Sons. W J Black. " Grier & Alexander. u B M Pressoa. Oates, Sanders & Oates. E M Holt & Co. M " Carson & Gricr. u " Sims & McGinn. Hardware Dealers Brem, Brown & Co. " 44 Walter Brem. Dry Goods Dealers Brem, Brown & Co. 4 44 B Koopmann. 44 WiUkowsky & Rintels. 44 44 Elias & Cohen. Barringer & Vn olfe. McMuiray, Davis & Co. Latest News. The Prospects of Peace in Europe. . The following is the latest news in regard t; the war between Prussia and France. Bkrmk, Dec, 20. A Special correspondent says that the neutral powers have agreed upon the fol lowing terms of peace : The annexation of Luxein lxmrg; recognition of the German Empire; indem-. uitv to the German Empire from France of twelve millions francs, and the cession of a portion of Alsace and Lorraine, The N. C. Legislature. Correspondence of the Denwera. Raieiuh, Dec 20. Gov. Holden surrendered the office of Governor to-dav toLt-Gov. Caldwell. The Senate elected Mr. Warren President of that body pro tern. Gov. Holden will not be tried until after the Christmas holidays. The trial will cost a considerable sum of money and much time. It is rumored here that the arraignment of . Holden and the exclusion of Maj. Smith from his seat in the Shite Senate, will cause Congress to ref nse the admission of Gov. Vance to a seat in the U. S. Senate, While there is a general feeling that Holden deserves impeachment, many good men doubt the propriety and wisdom of the course of the Legislature in tlie matter. The great mass of the people are tired of contention, strife and turmoil. The Legislature adjourns this week until some time in January. Market Reports. New York, Dec. 21. Cotton market quiet at I0J4 cents. No immediate prospect of an advance. Liverpool, Dec. 21. Cotton steady sales to-day 12,000 bales. Uplands S( pence. LATEST. New York, Dec. 213 r. m. Cot ton market dull and lower Middling uplands 15-?. Gold 110.,'. MARRIED. In this City, dn the 20th inst., by 1W. A. W. Miller, Mr B. W. Starke of Raleigh, and Miss Julia L. Wil liams of this City. In this City, on the 15th inst., by the R-v. A. W. Miller, Mr Robt Lawing and Miss Bella McCarley. In this county, on the 8th inst., bv the Rev. Mr. Douglass, Mr T. F. Walker and Miss Mollie Mitchell. Also, on the 9th inst., by the suim', Mr L. J. Walker and Miss L. C. Montgomery. In Concord, on the 13th inst, by Prof. L. A. Bikle. Mr John W. Fetzer and Miss M-ttilda E. Witiecoff. In Cabarrus county, on the 15th inst, at the resi dence of Mrs. , Witherspoon, Mr M. F. Nesbit of Iredell, and Miss Fannie Porter. In Cleaveland county, on the Gth inst, by Rev. J. J. Prather, Mr Thomas Hoyle and Mrs. Martha Self. In Norfolk, Va., on the loth inst., Mr Columbus N. G. Butt, of Columbia, S. C, formerly of Charlotte, N. C, and Miss Cornelia Jordan. In Cabarrus county, on the 20th ult., by the Rev. J. II Pressly, Mr John Morrison and Miss Maggie Y 8l lace. In Hill.slioro, on the 8ih inst., by Re'-. Dr. Mison, Mr Wm. S. By num. of Lincolnton", and Miss Min-iie Curtis, daughter of Rev. Dr. Curtis. In Gaston county, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. J. D. Hall, Mr John F. Neagle and Miss Cynthia Crowell. In Gaston co'inty, on the 20th ult., by the R"v. J. R. Peterson, Mr Simon Bell and Miss Margaret J. Setzer. By the same., on the oOth ult, Mr A. M. Sawyer and Mis. Sallie A. Lewis, daughter of J. G. Lewis, Esq. DIED. In this City, on Sunday l.ut, ISth inst.. Mr G. W. Gra aged 74 years one of the oldest citizens of the county. In this cointv. Providence Township, on tho 2:)d ult., Richard Peoples, Esq., aged 80 years and 5 months. Mr Peoples was on'; of the most highly respected citizens of our county. In Lincoln county, 0:1 the "1st inst, Mr George Little, aged aliout 80 years. In Cabarrus countv, on the 12th Oct, of typhoid fever, Mrs. E. J. Davis, wife of W. W. Davis, aged 18 ye ars. Also, on the 28th O -t,, Minnie I)., infant daughter of W. W. and E. J. Davis. Near Thomasville, Ga., on the 5th inst.. Dr. W. L. Ledbetter, formerly of Anson county, aged 30 years. Burroughs & Springs, General Agents of the Equitable Life Assurance Society for the State of North C uoiin a. Assets $12,000,000. and one of the most jiopular Companies in the United States. PrilKOUGIIS & SPIUXGS, Agents for First Class Fire Insurance Companies. Call at their Office on College Street. HITRKOUGIIS & SPKIXGS, Manufacturers of the celeb? ed Anti-Friction Lubri cating Oil, at wholesale or retail. O.Tice on College Street, Charlotte, N. C. liUKKOUGIIS & SPRINGS, Dealers in Peruvian Guano, Soluble Pacific Guano, Etiwan, Wando and Magnum-Bon urn Phosohates, Dixon Mixture, Land Plaster, Calcined Plaster, Cement and Lime. College Street, Charlotte, N. C. " C ARD ." All persons indebted to us either by Note or Ac count are requested to come forward and pav lief ore January 1st, 1871. After that date they will lie hi other hands for collection. BURROUGHS & SPRINGS. Dec 22. 1870. FIRE INSURANCE. The undersigned, under the business style 'of YOUNG ifc COCHRANE, have opened an Office in the room formerly occupied by the Charlotte Bank, situated on Trvon Street, Charlotte, op-tos-te the Banking House of T. B. Tate & T. W. Dewey, where they 'offer protection against loi of property 1 . . . . .. . . ...... 'I. mi.a i . , t'ti i , 1 . t ..It oy x ire upon n muiiiiiiuiuitui m , t.iined any where. They represent sum." ot the j Best Companies In the United States and in England, and are pre- pared to offer inducements to persons wishing In- s".rance. which will make it their interest to give them a call before taking policies elsewhere, Bv attention to business and a spirit of liberality in all their transactions, they hope to share a fair j lHirtion of the public patronage. JOHN A. YOUNG, Dec 22. 1870 y R. E. COCHRANE. TRINITY COLLEGE. The next Session will commence J ui. 3d, 1871. Trinity offers the very br.t Collegiate advantages, cither for graduation in the full course, or for pro ficiency in any School or Schools. TERMS : Tuition per Session, - - - $2-i to $5 Board per month, including furnished room and sen-ants, - . - - $10 to $13 Send for Catalogue B. CRAVEN. Dec 22, 1870 4w Prcsidcrit CHARLOTTE MARKET, Dec. 21, 1870. . Reported my Stexhocse, Macaclay & Co. Cotton The receipts at the Atlantic ports for the Iast three weeks have lieen upon the most liberal scale, averaging 150,000 bales, and prices in conse quence have receded to 134 cent for our best grades. The war situation in Europe has not mean while unproved. Corn 75 to 80 cent per bushel from wagons. Peas 85 to IX) cts. per bushel from wagons. Oii4. 50 to 55 cents per bushel from wagons. Wheat $1.10 to $1.30 per bushel from wagons. Flour $3.10 to $3.40 according to msprction, Bacon, dry salted, 16 to 17 cents. Pork ltt 't to 124' cents. Fresh Butter 25 to 30 cents ; Chickens 20 to 25 cents; Eggs 30 c-nts. Liverpool Salt $2.25 ; Amcrkn $2- per Kick. Groceries generally unchanged trade brisk. AWAUDKD TO J. S. 1 1 1 O AD A WAY, PREMIUM AND DIPLOMA, Al tlie late Agricultural Jhir in Charlotte, I have the best Gallery in North Carolina ; light good as suit in the United States; bfst apparatus from E.irope or America. . Patronized in one month from tlie Atlantic to the mountains in the West, from Baltimore to Atlanta, from England and the Isle of "Green Erin." In two days by 5 towns and cities in South Carolina, and 12 in North Carolina. All were delighted with the perfect artistic and flattering Pictures they received. For the present my entrance Is through the Store formerly occupied by Mr H des as a Jewelry 8tore. Better Pictures of "any style or size than are made elsewhere in tlie State, and satisfaction guaranteed or no charge. Come all and see for yourselves and if you want Pictures trv vour most respectfully, Dec 22, i370. J. S. BROADAWAY. . DIVIDEND NOTICE. This Fikst National Bank op Charlotte, ) Charlotte, N. C, Dec 19, 1870. f Tlie Board of Directors of this Bank hare this day declared a Semi-Annual Dividend of Five per . cent (free of taxes) payable to Stockholders or order on and after the 1st of January, 1871. M. P. PEG RAM, Dec 22, 1870 3w Cashier. Observer and Home copy two times. ANNUAL MEETING. The First National Baxk or CiiAnixnTE, ) Cliarlottc, N. C, Dec. 10, 1870. f The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of this Bank will b? held at their Banking House in the City of Charlotte', on Tuesday the 10th day of Jan uary, 1871 , between the hours of 10 A. M. and 2 P. 31. M. P. PEG HAM, Dec 22, 1S70 3 .v Cashier. Observer and Home copy two times. CHARLOTTE HOTEL, 'CHARLOTTE X. C, W. 31. MATTHEWS & SON, Proprietors. tW For a cordial reception, good fare, comforta ble lodgings, and polite and attentive servants, stop at the Charlotte Hotel. C2f" To meet Planters, Miners, Tennessee, Ken- -tucky and Virginia Traders, stop at the Charlotte Hotel. tS" To buy or sell Lands, sell Patents, to obtain laliorers, to meet the trawling public, stop at the Charlotte Hotvl. gj To meet business men of all branches, to find your stay p!e;isant and agreeable, Rtop at the Charlotte Hotel, (the old Jennings B. Kerr House,) which is now in gix I order, and kept for the people. Dec 22, 1870 lmpd CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A large supply of Christmas Presents just received by " chas. sk Inner, Dec 22, 1870. Tryon St., Parks' Building. FASHIONS, 1871. Frank Leslies, Demorest, Godey, Petersons' Fash ion Books for 1871, at TIDDY'S NEWS DEPOT. JUST ARRIVED VOU CHKISTMAS, 1 B'j!. Kentucky Whiskey, 5 " N. E. R im, 2 44 N. O. Molasses, genuine, 2 Baskets Champagne, diH'crent brands, 2 I 'asks Genuine Muir Ale, 10 Bills. Fine old Apple Brandy, (N. C.,) 2 44 Water Stilled Sweet Mash Cora Whiskey, For sale by GREGORY & WILLIAMSON. BOOTS AND SHOES, A lare stock just received bv Dec 22. 1870. " S. B. MEACIIAM. FOR RENT! Avery desirable House and Lot in the Eastern part of the city, imnuvliatei'y East of the residence of W. F. Phifi-r, and witliin a few yards of the Charlotte Female Institute. House contains five rooms and a bas'-ment, with all necessary out hou ses. Possession given immediately. JOHN ft. BURWELL. ' Dec 22. 1870. 2w An Immense Stock of NEW WINTER GOODS RECEIVED THIS DAY AT THE Dry Gocds Storo of BREM, BROWN & CO. Yvre have just received our SECOND STOCK of new and desirable Winter Goods, which was bought at very low- prices, and Ave arc selling a great many Goods for less than they cost early in the season. We have just received a very large stock of Fancy Colored Silks, Irish, French and American Poplins, and at price. LO WER than thev were ever sold be fore BREM, "BROWN & CO. LAI) IKS, We have just received every variety and style of Dress Goods, Embroideries, Laces, Hosiery, Gloves, Table Linen Damask, Material for Window Ctrr tains, C.iriH ts, ,iud one of the largest Stocks of Staple and Fancy Dry Goxls ever offered in this niarke. which we are selling nt old time (1HG0) prices. . Be sure and call and examine our Stock before buying and we will tike pleasure in showing you the largest and cheapest stock of goods in the city. BREM, BROWN & CO. Dec 22, 1370. 8w. LADIES' CLOAKS. The Largest Assortment to be found in the city, which we are selling at greatly reduced prices. i VJ 1!t . j examine our st Every lady wanting a new Cloak s.iouU call and ock lie fore buying, BREM.TjROWN & CO. Dec 22, 1870. ;jw BINGHAM SCHOOL, JI KUAN K VILLI', X. C. 1 The Spring Term of 1871 begins January 3d. i For Circular auuress Col. WM. BINGHAM. Dec 18, 1870 lm N. C. COLLEGE, MT. PLEASANT, CABARRUS CO., N. C. The wcond lialf-si-ssion of present tichoLwtie tcna begins January 2d, 1871. Tuition, 20 weeks, - - $10 to $20 Boar.l, 44 44 - 5i3 to 45 The sons of all orthodox Ministers will Ik: charged but half the usual rates of Tuition. For further particulars apply for Catalogue. Address, Rkv. L. A. BIKLE, Dec 22, 1870 4w President. SHELL LIME! SHELL LIMES! IYKTF.II RIIKI.L LIME for Asrricultural nai- j wjn now !. transported from Norfolk to U points on the N. U. lfcuirooa as me loiiowwg raics of freight to all i!eiot as far as Greensboro at $3 per ton; Jamestown, $3.10; High Point, $3.15; ThouiasvUles$3.2; Lexington, )jp3.y5; Holtsburg, $3.45; Sulk-bury, $3.55; China Grove, $3.00: Con conl, $&; HarrWiurg. $3.80; Charlotte. $4. Kirmrw in need of this valuable Fertilizer for comiKisting should send thefr orders in now while it cr.n be transported with the same dispatch aa oth- frieri.t. Price 7.50 per ton (in new bacirt, i delivered on board of ear. Money may be remitted i either by Express, Draft or Registered Letter. 11 1 Jl.0 Cv l.WI X , No. 47 Wide Water St, Norfolk, Va. N. B. No. 1 Peruvian Guano, Guanapc Guano, Phospbutt, Bone Dust, Land Plaster, &c, alway on hand. Dec 18. 1870 tw . RAILROAD STOCK. I will Mil at the Court House door in Charlotte, on the first Saturday iu January, 1871, four Share of Stock in the Char., Col. & Atig. liulroad Coni- iKLnv. -i enns i.asa. Dt.C 22. 1-iTO. Adin'x of Ja T. Lee, dee'd.